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5 ways to fail at Battlegrounds {WoW}

Mar 1st 2012 10:45AM Also, "Less Chit-Chat More Combat!" is also fun.

Cataclysm Beta: Worgen /silly and /flirt sounds {WoW}

Jul 2nd 2010 9:28AM @Endless

Hey now, this is a Blizzard game.

They spawn from minerals and gas, or wood and gold. I mean, REALLY.

Win one of three free FigurePrints Busts {WoW}

Jun 8th 2010 12:27PM Varadore the Noble
"In nex , veneratio"

Enter to win an Ethereal Soul-Trader {WoW}

Jun 3rd 2010 10:30AM This looks interesting!

Maintenance day loot from WoW.com {WoW}

May 18th 2010 9:15AM Allooo! I would like zis mount, yis!

Maintenance day loot from WoW.com {WoW}

Mar 16th 2010 8:54AM I would like to thank the Academ-...

Oh, wait, I need to hold off on that until -after- I win, my bad!

Officers' Quarters: Ultimatum {WoW}

Jan 18th 2010 1:38PM Loot crap like this just annoys the hell out of me.

Case in point: Onyxia's head. Previous guild I'm with downs her, rolls are supposed to be for people who haven't done the quest. RL wins the roll, I'm second; she then says 'Oops, I already did the quest' and gives it randomly to one of her friends.

Glad I quit.

WoW 5th Anniversary Giveaway: Spectral Kitten loot code {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2009 10:16AM That thing is so bloody cute!

Patch 3.3 PTR: Deathbringer Saurfang impressions {WoW}

Nov 13th 2009 5:17AM They never defeated him, so no way to tell.

Blizzard launches real money in-game pet store {WoW}

Nov 5th 2009 8:18AM To the people saying that these kind of microtransactions will ruin the game...

Funny, City of Heroes has been doing that for a long time. Costume packs. People hated them at first, but they grew on people. Especially since, you know, they're just costume parts that convey no in-game benefit.

Yes, they do also have a jetpack that you can buy for in-game travel. But seeing as I never saw anyone using it during the time I was playing, it shows that in that case, it's a minor convenience, not a 'OMG GOT TO HAVE'.

Compare this to the free-to-play MMO's with microtransactions, including the Now-Free DDO. You -have- to buy new content. You -have- to buy new races and classes. You -have- to buy in-game items to perform.

Should WoW do this? Is WoW doing this? No, in both cases. Vanity pets are vanity pets.

To the people complaining that it 'ruins their vanity pet collecting': I suppose the TGC hasn't affected you at all then. Seeing as you can get the achievements without needing to use a single TCG card or even buying one of these pets.

To the people complaining that OMG, not 100% of the proceeds are going to charity: Blizzard isn't obligated to do this. They're doing it as a kind gesture, and for the tax breaks. They are a for-profit company, not a charity themselves. As was said earlier, do some research: A lot of companies do this sort of thing, and in many cases, it's not more then a buck. If you are so wound up that the 10$ isn't all for charity, then make that 10$ donation yourself. But you won't, will you? Because you're trying to make yourself feel 'better' then everyone else by taking some kind of anonymous 'high ground' that you have no intention of actually following through with other then a form of 'ePaladinry'.

Conclusion: So long as it stays only vanity pets, this won't ruin the game, won't ruin achievements, and the 5$ donation, even if only for a few months, is a nice gesture on teh part of Blizzard.